Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR) enjoys substantial international standing as a major world centre in oil palm research. The Institute’s achievements and reputation, derive from its highly trained scientific staff, a well established experimental station infrastructure with functional facilities, and a tradition of scholarship and relevant research.
Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe is the Executive Director of Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research (NIFOR). He holds a Ph.D in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan. He is a seasoned Agronomist in Oil Palm, Coconut, Date, Raphia and Shea tree Plantation Agriculture. His research interest covers weed biology and management, Plant nutrient and Soil moisture management. Dr. Ikuenobe is a national expert on all mandate crops of NIFOR and widely published in International and Local scientific journal. He is editor to numerous international journals. His work forms the basis of many plantations’ Agronomic practices for plant growth and yield improvement.